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Pet Lions: Soft right (Ep-2009)

Pet Lions son una banda de Chicago formada en torno al guitarrista y vocalista Karl Ostby y el bajista Shuei Yamamoto allá por finales del 2007. En este su Ep de debut han sabido conjugar con cierta destreza la frescura de su juventud con diversos elementos sonoros. Es cierto que suenan bastante a The Strokes, pero a ello unen influencias diversas tales como el Power-Pop de grupos como The Rentals (Roman history), el Pop más electrificado y rabioso de los Buzzcocks (Stuck at the bottom), la Nueva Ola (I will talk you down), o las reminiscencias ochenteras (Girls of Athens). Un Ep que puede servir para marcar a una joven banda que puede prometer bastante en el panorama del Pop más convencional.

“On first listen, Pet Lions come across like a slightly poppier version of The Strokes, with lead vocalist Karl Østby sounding a bit like he could be the better-adjusted younger brother of Julian Casablancas. Listen more closely, though, and you’ll hear that the band owes just as much to late-70s and early-80s Power-Pop and New Wave, with a focus on strong, airy melodies throughout and plenty of clever lyrics to add to the classic pop spirit of the tunes. That’s not to say the Lions lack their own identity. There’s a distinct, buoyant guitar sound here that gives the material its own flavor. Pretty impressive for a band that’s so far only released five songs.
Soft Right begins with Roman History, the most instantly accessible of the bunch. This one has the most obvious Strokes vibe, sort of like a cross between Hard to Explain and 12:51, only catchier. There’s not a weak track to follow, but other highlights include Stuck at the Bottom and the excellent closer Girls of Athens, which are simply great pop songs bursting with hooks, energy and melody”
Chicago Rock Music Examiner)

30 abril, 2009 Posted by | Pet Lions | Deja un comentario


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